Professor Dame Carol Robinson

Dame Carol Robinson

Professor Dame Carol Robinson has been named the 2015 European Laureate in the 17th annual L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards.

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards Ceremony which took place in March 2015 at the Sorbonne University in Paris, distinguished five women in science, from five continents for their outstanding contribution to research for the benefit of humankind. At the ceremony Professor Dame Carol Robinson, from the University of Oxford, was named Laureate for Europe for her ground-breaking work in studying how proteins function. Her pioneering work in mass spectrometry could have a significant impact on the future of medical research.

Professor Dame Carol Robinson is the forth UK-based scientist to be named European Laureate in the prestigious award’s 17 year history, joining Professor Pratibha Gai from York University, Professor Francis Ashcroft also from Oxford and Professor Athene Donald, from the University of Cambridge who were honoured in 2013, 2012 and 2009 respectively.

Launched in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award was the first international award devoted to women in science. Each year, scientists from all over the world are invited to submit candidates for the Awards. Final selection of the Laureates is made by an international jury, chaired by Nobel Prize winners. The €100,000 Award is recognised as one of the premier international science awards.